Author: Princine Lewis
Sep. 9, 2015—At noon on Friday, four chimes will sound from the bell tower of Kirkland Hall symbolizing the four crash sites and solemnizing both the tragedy and the extraordinary heroism that define Sept. 11, 2001, as a day of both loss and unity.
Vanderbilt hosts series of events around national observance of Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 17
Sep. 9, 2015—Panel discussions on immigration and the Second Amendment and a concert are some of the events planned at Vanderbilt University in observance of Constitution Day/Citizenship Day on Sept. 17.
Sep. 2, 2015—Jackson Katz, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy, will deliver a talk on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center.
Aug. 26, 2015—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion, “Memorial Hall: Its origin, history, evolution,” on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center ballroom. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will kick off the event.
Aug. 20, 2015—Mayoral candidates Megan Barry and David Fox will discuss their visions for the city of Nashville and the issues that matter to voters on Monday, Aug. 24, at Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.
New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness
Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.
Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.
Jul. 2, 2015—A July 14 public forum is one of the final steps in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s effort to become the first university police agency in the state to be granted Gold Standard national accreditation.
Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University, the League of Women Voters and NewsChannel 5 will team up to offer an hourlong debate among Nashville's mayoral candidates on Monday, Aug. 24. In addition, Vanderbilt will host a Meet the Candidates picnic on campus July 16.
Jun. 25, 2015—K.C. Potter, Vanderbilt dean of residential and judicial affairs, emeritus, is among those featured in "A Secret only God Knows," a documentary film chronicling the lives of gay, transgender and bisexual residents who reflect on life in Middle Tennessee before 1970, and how homosexuality was viewed in the larger community.
May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt awarded Founder’s Medals to its top scholars at Commencement, May 8.